The Wandering Needle | Outlook India Journal


Pricey Reader,

What we could name you? Vaccinee? Would-be vaccinee? Or is there one other, extra elegant phrase for one who receives, or is about to obtain, a shot that may teflon-coat you in opposition to the extra perverse ­results of the Sars-Cov-2 virus? No matter be the lexicological side-effects of the pandemic, this following story is for you. Take into account this huge, rippling canvas: on daily basis this previous week, about 25 million ­individuals throughout the globe acquired a Covid vaccine dose. Decelerate that time-lapse image by a number of frames—that’s slightly over one million people getting a shot each hour. Or, just a bit lower than 300 jabs each second.

Or, consider it spatially—we’re speaking of a inhabitants not fairly the scale of Delhi, however equal to the entire of Australia.

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Then, zoom in on the Indian landmass itself. Vaccinating a billion, after which toss in a number of tens of thousands and thousands for unfastened…




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